Dermot Southwell, the last chairman of the Integrity in Public Office (IPO) Commission has died.

Southwell past away yesterday.

Southwell, a member of the 1990 Dame Eugenia Charles administration and holder of several top posts since the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) took office was the chairman of the reconstituted IPO Commission.

Southwell replaced attorney-at-law Julian Johnson.

Southwell was a Minister Without Portfolio in the 1990 government of Dame Eugenia Charles. He also served for many years as chairman of the then Carnival Organization Committee (COC) and on the board of the Dominica Air & Seaport Authority (DASPA).

He also held the post of Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Dominica (NBD).

For many years he was managing director of J. Astaphan & Co.